Quality & Safety

Quality & Safety

Clinical Excellence

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), along with the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) have published findings on process of care measures on its website. Hospitals have voluntarily submitted their data from medical records on the compliance with evidence-based processes of care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgery.

Here is a summary of how St. Joseph Hospital compares to national data for these quality indicators, from January through June 2008:

National St. Joseph Hospital
Heart Failure 93.44% 94.54%
Heart Attack 97.65% 99.29%
Heart Surgery 98.53% 99.46%
Pneumonia 93.40% 96.42%
Hip & Knee Surgery 96.91% 99.22%

The St. Joseph Hospital Kidney Transplant Center also has some of best possible outcomes in Southern California and the nation. Outcomes data are collected by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). This organization, under contract with the federal government, collects and analyzes data from transplant centers across the nation.

National St. Joseph Hospital
1-Year Graft Survival* 92.56%


* Reported for period of 1/01/05 - 06/30/07. Since 07/31/03, St. Joseph Hospital has achieved 100% survival.